Nostalgia for the Ottomans Disillusioned with Europe, Turkey Looks East

As European opposition to EU membership for Turkey grows, Ankara is looking to forge closer ties to its neighbors. Turkey wants to once again become a leading power in the Middle East -- but its relationship with Israel may suffer as a result.
A Turkish policeman stands guard on a boat in the Bosphorus during the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in Istanbul.

A Turkish policeman stands guard on a boat in the Bosphorus during the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in Istanbul.

Foto: MURAD SEZER/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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